Help us support the fight against Alzheimer’s at this special Green Onions event. Guest DJs and great music with proceeds going to The Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets £5. Book online now.
International crowd favourites The Activators are coming to The Blue Room. This 11 piece band will present their eclectic mix of Rock, Ska, Reggae, Punk, Celtic and Wold Genres. This is definitely one not to miss. Tickets £6. Book online now.
With DJs: Dawn ‘Sista D’ Roberts, Jodie Richardson, Ali ‘Bongo’ Goby, Rachael Wragg & Katy Taylor. Tickets £5. Book online now.
2018/19 marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport; the astonishing mission to rescue children from the hands of the Nazis and bring them to safety. Thousands travelled by train and ship, leaving behind their parents and wider family, in order to have the chance of new lives – lives free from persecution.
Composers Robert Steadman and Hannah Borrill have created a “concert documentary” telling the story of the Kindertransport in words, song and music, incorporating traditional music alongside specially composed new work. The piece follows the lives of the children in Germany and Czechoslakia: the effect of Kristallnacht, the journeys across Europe and how they settled into their new lives.
The second half of the evening will feature Simcha – Lincoln’s very own a Klezmer band – performing an uplifting range of traditional Jewish music
Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door). Book online now.
The Sisterhood Music Collective is four accomplished Leeds musicians: Fuzzy Jones, Fran Wyburn, Astraluna and Miranda Arieh. At the heart of Sisterhood is the belief that collaboration rather than competition nurtures strength and creativity. There is no headliner at Sisterhood gigs - you will hear four individual and diverse musicians play their songs as a collective. Expect beautiful 4 part harmonies accompanied by guitar, bass, drums, piano and ukulele, as well as the stories behind the songs and discussions about what it means to be a woman in the independent music scene. Tickets £7 adv/£8 otd. Book online now.
The Haggis Horns are a 7 piece live funk extravaganza, combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. Tickets £15. Book online now.
Join us in The Blue Room for a relaxed Sunday of Soul. The very best in rare and underplayed Soul Music. With DJs: John Manship, Steve Johnston & Ady Crampton. Tickets FREE. Book online now.
Cakes & Ale present their next "Two Acts, Two Courses," guest director Kieran Spiers invites you to join us for an evening of thoughtful drama, delicious food and comedic fun. As always you, the audience, will enjoy two one-act plays and a delicious two course meal provided by Stokes. Tickets £25 Book online now.
Isle of Axholme Orchestra - Robert Steadman (conductor)
Three days before Hallowe’en, the Isle of Axholme Orchestra returns to Lincoln to perform Robert Steadman’s full-length soundtrack to accompany F. W. Murnau’s classic 1922 silent movie, NOSFERATU. Max Schreck plays the vampire in this adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Draculain which Count Orlok expresses an interest in a new residence as well as the estate agent’s wife!
Robert Steadman is a versatile and prolific composer who has written operas, musicals, symphonies, radio jingles and much work for the theatre. The Isle of Axholme Orchestra premiered Robert Steadman’s soundtrack to NOSFERATU in 2016, performing it in Lincoln and Scunthorpe (where they are based).
As this performance is close to Hallowe’en, dressing up is encouraged! Tickets £8 In Advance (£10 on the door). Book online now.
An evening of Lo-Fi playing 60s Reggae, rocksteady, ska and R&B with special guest DJs. Tickets £4. Book online now.
Rugkutta presents chunky house grooves, ghetto funk & disco edits with special guest DJs. Tickets £5. Book online now.
A night of Boogie, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rare Groove and Disco with Andy Jackson, Ady Crampton & Steve Johnson. Tickets £10. Book online now.
The legendary Jazz dance sessions come to the Blue Room. join Perry Louis, Nick Hosier, Colin Curtis and the Jazzcotech Dancers for a night of dance, Jazz and fun. Tickets £15. Book online now.
Artistic Performance Space: The Blue Room provides a mid-range (100-150 seated) capacity, flexible artistic space for amateur and professional groups and individuals. Through what we hope is an affordable hiring policy we aim to offer local performers and performing companies a new opportunity to present their work and build their audience numbers in a beautiful and unusual space and hopefully minimise their potential financial risk at the same time.
Rehearsal Space: The Blue Room is available to hire as an affordable rehearsal space for artistic groups.
Function Space: The Blue Room has been designed to have multiple uses, from a small theatre to a dinner dance venue, from a recital hall to a cinema, from an unusual conference setting to a stunning wedding venue, with catering & refreshments all provided in house from Stokes of Lincoln.
Management: The Blue Room is owned and run by Stokes of Lincoln as part of the Lawn complex with support from Stephen Gillard (Venue Producer) & Simon Hollingworth (Creative Advisor).
Flexibility: If you have an idea, come and talk to us. Using an adaptable lighting and staging system, The Blue Room will let you field productions and events the way you want. An in-room bar and an on-site cafe/restaurant allow for an even greater variety of events to be booked and staged.
Technical: A bank of local freelance technicians, trained on the venue’s system, are available to hire for your event. This allows flexibility and security for hirers. We also offer training days on the venue's systems for interested freelancers.
Capacity: Seated: 130. Seated with Banquet Tables: 80. Standing: 150
Marketing: The Blue Room has a dedicated but simple website with up-to-date venue information, as well as rolling calendar of events. Regularly updated social media for the venue supplements hirers’ own marketing activity for which they will be responsible.
Hire rates: Please contact us for 2018 hire rates.